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  • Supercomputing the weather with ‘Thor’

    Thor models global weather patterns and provides individual air bases and army units with specific forecasts for areas as small as 17 square kilometers. The computer system is comprised of nearly 1,000 individual blade servers. Thor’s increased capacity allows weather Airmen at Offutt to generate initial conditions and process them. Locally produced baseline data, combined with Thor’s increased processing speed, results in forecasts reaching the warfighter in half the time. This gives forecasters and mission planners up to three extra hours to exploit forecasts.
  • CJTF-OIR mission brings twin brothers together during deployment

    IRAQ -Throughout the history of the military it has remained common for generations of men and women to follow in their family members’ footsteps and serve their country proudly. It’s also not unheard of for siblings to join together and serve together.  For Master Sgts. Daniel and Scott Hose, the sons of a retired senior master sergeant, they did
  • Alpha Warrior challenge arrives

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- The Alpha Warrior challenge obstacle course came to Scott July 18 -19 with professional athletes Kevin Klein and Brittany Reid facilitating the event.The athletes teamed up with the Air Force Services Activity as part of an Air Force effort to focus on Comprehensive Airman Fitness—the physical, mental, social and
  • Scott Sandlot softball team wins Armed Forces tourney

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- The Scott Sandlot softball team won the World Sports League Heartland Armed Forces National Invitation Tournament in Columbia, Mo., July 15. The tournament included base teams from the Midwest region. Scott Sandlot finished with a perfect 6-0 record, beating Little Rock AFB 22-3, Whiteman AFB 23-16, Little Rock AFB
  • 25th OWS ramps up operations for monsoon season

    From late June to late September, monsoon season not only brings with it heavy rains and severe thunderstorms, but also sends a surge of personnel from the 25th Operational Weather Squadron right to the unit’s operations hub. “It’s definitely a lot more busy,” said Airman 1st Class Cody Leahy, 25th OWS forecaster. “We issue a lot more watches, warnings and advisories for each zone.”
  • Weather Airman receives Purple Heart

    The words “Attention to orders” often indicate a moment to reflect, understand and remember. Those words brought U.S. military members to attention June. 21, 2017, in the Courtyard of Heroes at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, as Seni
  • Twelfth Air Force commander visits weather wing

    The 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander received an immersion tour of the 557th Weather Wing, one of seven active-duty wings within the numbered command, during a visit here Feb. 22.During his first visit to the 557th WW, Lt. Gen. Mark D. Kelly, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) commander, was able to get an in-depth look at the Air Force’s only weather
  • Weather detachment becomes the 2d Weather Support Squadron

    The 2d Weather Support Squadron was activated in a ceremony in the Chief Master Sgt. Peter Morris Auditorium Feb. 17.Lt. Col. Hugh J. Freestrom accepted command of the 2d Weather Support Squadron from Col. Jason E. Patla, 2d Weather Group commander, at a ceremony highlighted by the passing of a military guidon from group to squadron
  • 557th Weather Wing Union Pacific Visit

    Members of the 557th Weather Wing, including Col. Steven Dickerson, commander of the 557th WW, meet with Union Pacific employees at the Harriman Dispatching Center in Omaha, Neb., Dec. 16, 2016. Union Pacific adopted several 557th WW for the holiday season, providing presents for families in need.